Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil
Ardara, Co. Donegal

Naoise hails from Ardara in the Gaeltacht region of South West Donegal. He has been involved in sean nós singing since school days, and under the mentorship of Corn Uí Riada winner, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde. He has attended singing events nationwide and been a prize winner at competitions both at regional and national level, including Corn Áine Eoghain Éamainn at the Oireachtas. Naoise has performed, broadcast and given workshops in Ireland and internationally. He made his first trip to Inishowen in 2022 when his passion  for, and commitment to Irish language song, immediately inspired an invitation to return as a guest in 2023.